Alan Bernstein is President & CEO of ClFAR, responsible for developing and leading the institute's overall strategic direction. He served previously as executive director of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise in New York, an international alliance of funders charged with accelerating the search for an HIV vaccine. In May 2020, he was appointed to the Canada’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force. A much sought after science advisor in countries around the world, his contributions to science have been recognized with numerous awards and honorary degrees, including Officer of the Order of Canada, Order of Ontario, induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, and the 2017 Henry Friesen International Prize in Health Research.
Arturo Casadeval is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is a world renowned expert in infectious disease research, with a focus on fungal and bacterial pathogenesis and basic immunology of antibody structure-function. He is Advisory Committee Chair of CIFAR's Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities program, and established the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project.
This event is offered in English. French subtitles will be available on the post-event recording.